Close encounter of the hairy kind!
I had a hair-raising experience this morning. We left for Calais in the dark and coming through the forest of Chateauroux when we were suddenly joined on the empty road by a full grown 'sanglier' . Both species executed their finest emergency stops and luckily both escaped without injury. This was my first 'up close and personal' experience of a wild boar and, once I had calmed down a bit, I couldn't get over how BIG it was! Honest, the animal must have been a metre at the shoulder. It turned back into the woods with a contemptuous grunt. After that, I had my eyes peeled on the verges until day break!